Lauren Kaminsky Goldman, aka GOLDGIRL, has been immersed in the world of jewelry since birth. Lauren’s love for treasure hunting began at her grandfather’s pawn shops where she would sift through trays of jewelry to find unique pieces and pretend to negotiate the best deals with the staff. She was taught how to properly value gold and diamonds, along with developing an appreciation for the craftsmanship of fine jewelry. Now, as President of EZ Pawn Corp, she oversees 16 locations, working alongside her father, brother, and sister.

In 2011 she founded ByGOLDGIRL, and as her new company’s first venture, collaborated with Tao Group Hospitality and celebrity chef Chris Santos on the opening of Beauty & Essex in New York City. Her pawnshop-inspired retail store greets guests who can peruse her curated offerings of vintage finds and curiosities before entering the glamorous restaurant that awaits behind the back door. The successful venture led to additional Beauty & Essex locations in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

In 2023, as part of her mission to share her love of gold further, she created the ByGOLDGIRL Jewelry collection, which features new fine jewelry crafted with 14k gold and real diamonds. After many years of collecting, these pieces have been inspired by her favorite vintage finds, along with jewelry classics for the modern day collector Being a part of a clients forever jewelry collection has always been important for GoldGirl and now she can complete yours. Bespoke services are also available.